Moret sur Loing
December 4th to 5th,  2019

Scope and Objective

The aim of this workshop is to provide an international forum for reporting progress and recent advances in micromechanics and its applications to cementious materials.Topics include, but are not restricted to : multiscale methods and tools, advanced experimental techniques to validate models or provide input data, microstructure investigation and modelling, non destructive testing, delayed strains, swelling phenomena, damage, degradation mechanisms, transport properties.

Suzhou, CHINA
November 19th to 22th,  2019

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Moret sur Loing
September 11th to 13th, 2018

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MAI, Moret-sur-loing (France)
April 5th to 7th, 2016

Scope and Objective
The recent development in numerical simulation has enabled researchers and engineers to handle more and more realistic models of materials and structures. However, the precision of the simulation results can be affected by an uncertainty in the model parameters, due either to a lack of knowledge or to the intrinsic variability of some physical quantity. The training course is aimed at providing tools in order to account for the input parameter uncertainty and to study their impact on the model responses of interest.

MAI, Moret-sur-loing (France)
March 29th to 31th, 2016
Restricted to MAI members who are also EPRI members.

MAI, Moret-sur-loing (France)
March 7th to 9th, 2016

MAI, Moret-sur-loing (France)
June 4th to 5th, 2015

Scope and Objective
Nickel alloys with limited chromium content (<20%) suffer intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) when they are exposed to the primary water of pressurized water reactors (PWRs). According to IGSCC test results, intergranular oxidation kinetics plays a major role in IGSCC mechanisms. Oxide examinations suggest that oxidation is strongly depending on environmental conditions (temperature, pH, potential…), metallurgical (chromium content, grain boundaries…) and mechanical parameters (dislocations, stress). The Workshop will address oxidation, with emphasis on oxide penetration at grain boundaries, where IGSCC occurs. Experimental and modeling approaches will be discussed, in order to progress in the understanding and prediction of IGSCC. This Workshop is the first meeting organized in the frame of the French “Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique” (GIS) devoted to Stress Corrosion Cracking.

MAI, Moret-sur-loing (France)
May 12th to 14th, 2014

12-14-may-edf-leaflet-first-anouncement-1Scope and Objective
The recent development in numerical simulation has enabled researchers and engineers to handle more and more complex models in materials science. Such models often depend on a large number of parameters whose values may be determined either from expert judgment or from experimental measurements. Whatever the approach, the parameters may be affected by uncertainty as the experts may provide acceptable bounds rather than a precise value and the experimental data may be limited in number and subjected to a measurement error. In addition, extra uncertainty may arise from an intrinsically random model: this is especially the case for materials representations at the microscopic scale which exhibit a significant spatial variability.

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Suzhou (China)
April 22th to 25th, 2014

22-25-avril-edf-degradation-course-hdScope and Objective
This is the fourth offering of a successful course that has been given by the MAI since 2010. It is designed for the working engineer in the nuclear industry and addresses both PWR and BWR issues.

The objective of this course is to start from the fundamentals and provide an integrated and up-to-date picture of LWR operations and materials used in the current  fleet. Particular emphasis will be placed on corrosion-related degradation of components.

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